Japan- Asia News
In a break with a 350-year-old tradition, Japan’s imperial couple have said they wish to be cremated after they die and be buried in a smaller eco-friendly mausoleum following funeral services that are as little socially disruptive as possible.
Botawana- Anglican Communion News Service
The Anglican-run Holy Cross Hospice in Botswana is set to open an inpatient wing to enable it to give nurses and social workers “more time to assist the patients with psychosocial support.”
India- The Hindu
Arike, a palliative care programme of the Kochi Corporation, is being launched in Kochi, Kerala, this week.
Us- Broadway World
‘Changing the Way We Die: Compassionate End of Life Care and The Hospice Movement’ won the highest honor in the health: death and dying category of the USA Book Awards.
For those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be a difficult time full of painful reminders that emphasise their sense of loss.
An article in the latest edition of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) calls for advance care planning to be more widely embedded in routine clinical practice and promoted within the community.